Gospel Music

International Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees for 2005

From a press release distributed by the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Detroit, MI – On Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center Hotel, the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum (IGMHFM) celebrated its 9th Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony. It was another star-studded evening as international, national and local gospel artist were honored and inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The renowned Dr. Bobby Jones of BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour was the Master of Ceremonies for the auspicious occasion. Along with mingling with gospel music legends, guests ...

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Gospel at the Grammys: 2005 Nominees

From www.grammy.com: Field 11 – GospelCategory 51 – Best Gospel Performance(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.) • Be Blessed Yolanda Adams Track from: Day By Day [Elektra/Atlantic] • Looking For You Kirk Franklin [Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/Zomba Label Group] • I Call You Faithful Donnie McClurkin [Verity Records] • Lift Him Up Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir [Verity Records/Zomba label group] • Pray CeCe Winans Track from: Purified [Puresprings Gospel/INO/Sony Urban Music/Epic] Field 11 – GospelCategory 52 – Best Gospel Song(A Songwriter(s) Award. ...

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Single Review — “Move on Over”: Lisa McClendon (Integrity Gospel 2005)

Lisa McClendon, rising gospel star and praise and worship leader at the Potter’s House in Jacksonville, Florida, moved on over to the House of Blues in New Orleans to record a live CD that will hit store shelves on January 31. The new single from the project, “Move on Over,” features Lisa’s sassy vocals over a shuffling rhythm and brazzy jazz background, complete with trombone. The track echoes the sound of the Crescent City while it gets its inspirational message across. It’s a subtle but genuine tribute to the soul of New Orleans, a soul that has been stirred but ...

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Stellar Awards Nominations

TBGB thanks Tammy Taylor for providing the listing of the Stellar Awards nominees for 2005. Special cheers for TBGB favs the Cosmpolitan Warriors and DeNetria Champ for their multiple nominations, and also for Chicago Mass and Shekinah Glory. Lots of Chicagoans are nominated and — as Martha S. says — that’s a good thing. Sorry to see that our buddy Tracy Worth didn’t make the list for best video, but there’s always next time! Be encouraged, Tracy! Your season will come. The Stellar Awards will be recorded live at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN on January 21, 2006. ...

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Legendary Etta James on Sunday’s “Gospel Memories”

This Sunday morning, December 4, RnB legend Etta James (“At Last,” “Tell Mama”) talks with Bob Marovich, host of WLUW’s Gospel Memories, about her days studying with Professor J. Earle Hines and singing with the famed St. Paul Baptist Church Echoes of Eden in Los Angeles. The interview will broadcast at 4:00 a.m. Central Time (US) on 88.7 WLUW in Chicago, and anywhere in the world via live webcast on www.wluw.org. The entire “Gospel Memories” broadcast runs from 3:00 to 7:30 a.m. In addition to talking with Etta James, “Gospel Memories” will feature Christmas music sung by gospel music’s pioneers ...

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TBGB Pick of the Week: November 27, 2005

“No Way” VaShawn Mitchell (Tyscot 2005) VaShawn Mitchell is young but certainly no newcomer to the gospel music scene. Nicknamed “Triple Threat” because he is a singer, songwriter, and producer, Mitchell is minister of music for Bishop Larry D. Trotter’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church on Chicago’s south side, and early in his career worked with Chicago’s Voices of St. Mark and the Nu City Mass Choir. Now Mitchell is embarking on a solo career. From the accolades he’s received from fellow artists and gospel press on his Believe in Your Dreams CD, his future looks even brighter. TBGB especially enjoys ...

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Another Soldier Gone Home: Robert Turner (Silver Hearts)

TBGB: Special thanks to Sheilah Belle, whose The Belle Report is the source of this information: Robert Turner Succumbs Indianapolis, IN — On behalf of The Belle Report, we ask that all of our readers remember the family of Robert Turner in prayer. According to our sources Robert Turner passed early yesterday morning. He was a great artist and Morning Drive Announcer for 1310, The Light in Indianapolis, IN. Robert Turner and the Silver Heart Gospel Singers had a music ministry of 44 years plus. He was beloved within the Gospel Announcers Guild as well as the Gospel Music Workshop ...

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Mother Ruby Lee Summerville-Dickson

This comes to TBGB from Humilitee via D.A. Johnson of Malaco Records…. On the behalf of the Summerville family I have been asked to inform you of the passing of Mother Ruby Lee Summerville-Dickson. Mother Ruby as we all affectionately referred to her passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 21, 2005. She was 65. Mother Ruby was a member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America and will be greatly missed. Prophet Rodney D. Summerville has provided contact information for those of you that would like to correspond with the family: (email:ldsummer@comcast.net) Phone Contact: Steven U. Summerville ...

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CD Review: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem — The Delta Rhythm Boys

I Dreamt I Dwelt in HarlemThe Delta Rhythm BoysAcrobat Music 2005www.acrobatmusic.net While not as well-known as their brothers in harmony the Mills Brothers, Ink Spots, and Charioteers, the Delta Rhythm Boys nevertheless appeared in many motion pictures and Broadway shows during the late 1930s and throughout the 1940s, hosted a regular radio program on CBS, and sang with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey, and Fred Astaire for Decca Records. Their only hit as a quartet came for RCA Victor, however: the 1947 classic “Dry Bones,” with its series of half-step modulations, a singing technique that the quartet had ...

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Gospel Without Words: Two New CDs Highlight Gospel’s Instrumental Side

Heavenly KeysLeonard Maddox, Rev. Dwayne Mason, Willie Jones, with Curtis FondrenThe Sirens Records 2005 & The Willams Brothers presents The Jazz Album: Songs from the Brothers’ RepertoireBlackberry Records 2005 Recordings of gospel music instrumentals have been a subgenre pretty much since 1954, when Maceo Woods made a hit record out of his interpretation of “Amazing Grace,” performed on the Hammond organ and originally intended as theme music for Vee Jay Records owner Vivian Carter Bracken’s radio program. Since then, Woods as well as Alfred Bolden, Billy Preston, and a host of other organ giants have released instrumental interpretations of gospel ...

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